When 10,000 people sang along to Joe Wilson's Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinny at this year's Sunday for Sammy, it was an indication of the longevity of songs written by "The Bard Of Tyneside" around 170 years ago.
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Tim Healy, Denise Welch, Joe McElderry, Kevin Whately, Johnny Vegas, Ryan Molloy, Charlie Hardwick, Chelsea Halfpenny, Stephen Tomkinson, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny, Jason Cook, Laura Norton, Christopher Fairbank, Billy Mitchell, Angela Lonsdale, Trevor Horn, Ralph McTell, Julia Tobin, Peter Peverley... and more!
Sunday for Sammy is a biennial entertainment extravaganza held in memory of the late actor Sammy Johnson.
First held in 2000, the shows feature a galaxy of stars from the worlds of TV, theatre and music. They sell out in minutes, raising funds for creative, talented and enthusiastic young performing artists from the North East.
Past performers have included Auf Wiedersehen Pet's Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall and Christoper Fairbank, along with Denise Welch, Brendan Healy, Ray Jackson, Charlie Hardwick, Billy Mitchell, Stephen Tomkinson and Jill Halfpenny: while many of the cast appear regularly in the show, the final bill is never made public and surprise guests in recent years have included AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler.
Space is also made on the bill for some of the young performers who have received financial support from The Sunday for Sammy Trust, giving them a valuable opportunity to share the stage with some of the North East's most high profile entertainers.
Sunday for Sammy... it's THE Geordie command performance!